Safeguarding Africa's Integrity in a Complex World

Eveshnie Reddy, BA, MA, PhD (Candidate)

Director of Research

Samuel Wainaina, Bcom, MBA

Director of Membership


Samuel Wainaina is the Director of Membership for ACCPA and the Head of Chapter for ACCPA Kenya. He is a core part of ACCPA’s strategy for growth and membership drive across the continent. His expertise and knowledge helps ACCPA to envision how the organization will look in the future and how we need to work towards that objective. Samuel has nearly 10 years of experience in the compliance sector. He is a Compliance Manager at First Community Bank in Nairobi. Prior to that, Samuel served as a Compliance Manager at Bank of Africa Kenya and as Compliance & Governance Advisor at Barclays Bank Kenya. Samuel holds a BA in Accounting from Kenyatta University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Nairobi.

Ernest Honya, BA, MSc

Chairman and President of ACCPA


Ernest Honya was educated at UC Berkeley (U.S.), Oxford (U.K.), and Cambridge (U.K.). He is the Founder and President of ACCPA. He is based in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Before becoming Chairman and President of ACCPA, Ernest worked as a Senior AML/KYC Quality Assurance Analyst at Ria Money Transfer in the United States. Ernest previously served as Risk Analyst at the Oxford Microfinance Initiative, Personal Banker at U.S Bank, Universal Banker at Citibank, and a Branch Associate at Bank of America. Ernest has a BA in International Development from UC Berkeley, MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford, and is currently pursuing MPhil in International Relations and Politics at the University of Cambridge. Ernest is a U.S. Gilman Scholar.  

Management Team

Thato Koena, Cert

Senior Administrator


Thato Koena is the Senior Administrator for ACCPA. She oversees administrative procedures and processes in ACCPA and maintains oversight of the systems and databases needed to run the organization on a daily basis. Thato also oversees the review and approval process of new members into the organization. She has nearly 10 years of experience in AML controls and compliance management. Before her current role at ACCPA, Thato served as a regulatory analyst at FNB in Johannesburg where she was partly responsible for the implementation of AML risk controls for the bank. Thato has a certificate in Anti-Money Laundering from the University of Pretoria. 

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Eveshnie Reddy is a lecturer in the College of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She previously held positions in forensic investigations at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) and Qhubeka Forensics Services where she was involved in the investigation of various fraud and corruption cases. Her research interests include currency reform, particularly new payment mediums (virtual and cryptocurrencies) and its implications for money laundering. Eveshnie holds a BA (Honors) in Criminology from the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) and  Masters in Security Management from (UNISA).